Mikhail Grabovski Answers Zack Smith’s Taunt With Brutal Face Rake (GIF)

Washington Capitals centerman Mikhail Grabovski tried to send Ottawa Senator Zack Smith to the optometrist Tuesday night.

With the Caps in the midst of a five-game skid, Grabovski’s frustrations reached an all-time high during the third period against the Senators, which was unfortunate news for Smith. Down 2-0 midway through the third, Smith felt the wrath of Grabovski as the Caps forward lunged at him in the middle of a scrum.

Grabovski’s gloveless hand targeted his opponent’s face, and more specifically his eye, as he got a good feel for Smith’s facial features before the refs intervened. The two were given matching roughing minors with Grabovski earning an additional 10-minute misconduct. His early departure didn’t help his team any and the Caps went on to lose their sixth-straight game.

Check out the face rake in the GIF below, with a stick tap to SB Nation.


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